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Monday, August 2, 1999
Madrid, Spain
Spain's Flag

Madrid, Spain:
Latitude: 40° 24' 56" North
Longitude: 3° 42' 27" West
Altitude: 2264 feet
From Seattle: 5873 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hostal Hispalense

Today's Travel:
Country: Spain
Region: Greater Madrid
Weather: Sunny / Partial Sun / Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 844
Linear Dist: 155374
Countries Visited: 60
Regions Visited: 240
More stats...
Hotels: 270
Friends / Family: 176
Camping: 118
Hostels: 217
Transit: 56
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 3140

Journal Entry:
Got up early to go to the embassy to replace Amy's passport. Surprisingly it wasn't a hassle. The people at the embassy were great and we could have had the passport in an hour, though we opted to pick it up tomorrow morning instead of sitting around waiting for it. We talked to five others in the same predicament and it looked like there were quite a few others. Went to the RENFRE (train) office to change our tickets to tomorrow evening - again not to difficult. The queues were much shorter than those at the station.

Had lunch, then walked back to the Sol area. Looked (unsuccessfully) for a guide book for Portugal and spent some time wandering around the shops before taking a mid afternoon nap - siestas are so civilized.

In the evening tried to walk around the palace, but ended up a little lost and missing it - saw the cathedral instead. Went to a toy shop then had a great salad at the Hard Rock - lame but I so badly craved a Caesar.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Madrid
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Spain
CIA World Fact Book: Spain

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